November continues with many games to review and compete for the elusive Christmas market.
However, Rockstar Games has wiped out the competition with the latest release.
Red Dead Redemption 2 ★★★★ 1/2
To say it Red Dead Redemption 2 is a cinematic game is an understatement.
It's clear that every detail has been poured repeatedly in Westerne's settings on the right path, and whether it's true or false, given what was reported as long as the team worked more than 100 hours per week, it's hard to deny that this game has been strived for perfection throughout that revolves around the story of Arthur Morgan, the villain and gang member Van der Linde, who found himself in 1899 after a failed theft.
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The initial visual is like a snowstorm, and the interaction of the people inside is just amazingly impressive. There is a lot of control in place for Arthur too – he must be fed, maintain stamina and stay healthy.
This type of parenting, which is temporarily realistic for the game, reminds you that it's also a bit of a task (like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas makes you keep your protagonist alive) and doesn't detract from just continuing with the game.
Visually, this game is impressive on every level, from cinematics who feel authentic to switching cameras to scenes that make you feel like you are in a Sergio Leone movie, there are many amazing things here. The Rockstar game has been built on the success of previous titles such as Grand Theft Auto and created a video game cinema experience that will continue to impress for years to come.
Tetris Effect ★★★★
The return of Tetris in Tetris: Effect feels like a loving appreciation for a game that has sucked so much of our lives over the past three decades.
But in many ways, this is Tetris bathed in the Ibiza Chill-out album, which is set to a pulsating psychedelic image string, and then locked into a float tank with you through the Sound Shapes Gameplay route that combines music and rhythm.
But each level is also blessed with a series of effects moving around the center game also in the center of your screen. This is a more interesting effect in a VR environment, but doesn't lose any benefits when on a normal screen. Actually, when a relaxed soundtrack is played, the image absorbs, reflecting the nature of what you do.
This is a sensory attack in many ways – though it is accepted as a swirling pattern, creatures that grow around the sides of the game, pulsing, spinning and living breathing digital dots that grow when the level goes, and along with your increasing gameplay.
All in all, Tetris Effect is a trippy update of the past, a smart nod to the future, and a game that never loses sight of what makes the original Tetris like an evil tricky game to put down.
Hitman 2 ★★★
Agent 47 is back.
The previous game carved the 47th shenanigans into episodes, giving you time to feel the sensation of planning and carrying out murders as well.
This latest thing, actually, feels a little episodic, considering you can choose where you proceed after the first mission. It's strange to report that because all games have been released at once.
This time Agent 47 is chasing a shadow client and his shadow group, setting him on a collision course with his past. Starting on the sandy beach of Hawke's Bay, the world ran again, with mission 47 taking it to the shores of Mumbai, Colombia and other parts of Europe.
Hitman 2 works in several ways, and fails on others.
But for the most part, it's fun as you wish. Again, this is not a game for patience and if you have no desire to plan, set a trap and reap the rewards, maybe you should go somewhere else. However, watching the targets spread, moving closer to your execution than they can provide a replacement sensation.
New Zealand openers at Hawke's Bay little by little; the location can be anywhere, but this is an opening for a pleasant atmosphere to set the tone of conspiracy, and the beach front location means you really have to plan things to escape.
That is what happened to Hitman 2; it's as complicated as you want.
Hitman 2 does exactly what it says on the tin; there are also multiplayer propositions, and the return of targets is difficult to understand. But in terms of standing out of the crowd in a very busy season, Hitman 2 took his shot, but it wasn't enough about the target other than anyone other than the fan of the 47 Agent's ongoing story.
The review code is provided for reviewers by Rockstar Games, PlayStation NZ and Warner Bros Interactive.